Fw: Gethyum atropurpureum

Alberto Castillo ezeizabotgard@hotmail.com
Fri, 26 Aug 2005 11:08:25 PDT
    It belongs to a peculiar group of bulbs from Chile (some species from 
Argentina and Peru) that has been classified as members of the Alliaceae but 
now regarded as in its own family, Gilliesiaceae.
Gethyum is an autumn/winter/spring growing bulb with a summer dry dormancy. 
It can be grown well as you grow your Cape bulbs in a well drained soil. It 
is hardier than them but it does very well within the temperature range 
given to Cape species. Their flowers look very much like those of certain 
terrestrial orchids and not like Alliums or kin at all.

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